In large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
In separate bowl mix together milk, egg and vanilla.
Add the milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Don't over mix! Some lumps are ok.
Stir in the melted butter. Make sure butter is melted but not hot.
Heat frying pan or griddle to medium heat. Lightly oil pan, whiping with paper towel to remove excess.
Ladle batter into evenly sized pancakes spreading out with bottom of ladle. Cook until the bottom is golden brown and bubbles start to form on top. Gently flip and cook other side until done and nicely browned. (about 2 minutes)
Serve with butter and maple syrup or your favourite topping.